Did you buy everything on the school supply list this year? Do you think your school’s list is unreasonable? Is it optional (yet requested)? Do you still pay a school supply fee when they kids start school?
I always buy all the supplies that school requests. I am happy to buy whatever my children need. And I don’t even mind sending in some extra to help others who can’t afford to buy everything on the list. However, I’m still trying to figure out where in the heck the $10 school supply charge on the Gwinnett County form is going to. I happily pay the technology fee, the nurses’ fee, the PTA fees … but the supply charge baffles me when our list is so long.
I spent around $100 (not including a new backpack for Rose) this year to buy the optional/yet requested school supplies for my first and third grader. I am amazed at how different the school supply lists can be even within Gwinnett County. A good friend teaches first grade at a Gwinnett school of similar financial make-up